Community Development

5THT Innovation Group
901 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Michael Roberts, President

MISSION: Our mission is economic development-creating businesses in Georgetown and Horry counties-and to assist in building prosperous entrepreneurial ventures. These ventures are expected to create high-paying jobs and attract capital investment. They will have a large and positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the community as locally developed enterprises. This mission has expanded to include other programs- including social entrepreneurship and microlending.
P.O. Box 2104 Conway SC 29528
A Father’s Place
107 Screven Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Wallace Evans, Jr., Executive Director
, ,

MISSION: To engage and empower fathers in the positive support of their children through goal-oriented programs that enable them to find stable employment, practice healthy parenting, and gain hope for the future of their families.  “Strong fathers = Strong families”

(843) 436-0209
PO Box 1291, Conway SC 29528
Alliance For Economic Development For Georgetown County
Brian Tucker, Economic Development Director

MISSION: The Alliance for Economic Development promotes, implements, and supports activities designed to improve the economic development of Georgetown County and to maintain a quality business climate for business and industry.
PO Box 1515, Georgetown, SC 29442
American Rivers
800 Legion Street, Suite 100B, Conway, SC 29526
Gerrit Jöbsis, Senior Director

MISSION: American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has worked to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide.
800 Legion Street, Suite 100B, Conway, SC 29526
Black River United Way
515 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440
Yolanda McCray, President/CEO
, ,

MISSION: To effectively facilitate community resources to positively impact income stability, education and healthy lives of the underserved population of Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.
Carolina Human Reinvestment
1 Lincoln Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Giany Guedjo, Executive Director
, ,

MISSION: To Inspire a healing environment of growth, empowerment and unlimited potential for at risk youth and families.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston
Gabriel Cuervo, Interim Director

MISSION: Promotes self-sufficiency and strives to break the cycle of poverty in South Carolina by serving our neighbors in need.
2294 Technology Blvd, Conway, SC 29526
Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation
1535 Sam Rittenberg Blvd – Ste D, Charleston, SC 29407
Jennie L. Stephens, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

MISSION: To protect heirs’ property and promote its sustainable use to provide increased economic benefit to low wealth family owners through education and legal services.
Friendship Place
1905 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440
Charlie Ball, Executive Director

MISSION: To feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and creatively meet the unmet needs of Georgetown County.
PO Box 282, Georgetown, SC 29442
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
Loretta Graham, Chief Executive Officer
, ,

MISSION: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
(800) 868-9911
7257 Cross County Road N. Charleston, SC 29418
Habitat For Humanity Georgetown County
1907 Hampton Ct, Georgetown, SC 29440
Laura Gassler, Executive Director

MISSION: Work in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with God’s people in need by building houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow in all that God intended.
843-546-5685 x7
PO Box 2411, Georgetown, SC 29442
Helping Hands of Georgetown
1813 Highmarket St, Georgetown, SC 29440
John Bush, Executive Director

MISSION: To provide compassionate care to those in crisis or poverty. To provide the opportunity to change for those able to become self-sufficient.
Homes of Hope
3 Dunean St., Greenville, SC 29611
Don Oglesby, President/CEO

MISSION: Homes of Hope rebuilds communities through development of affordable and energy efficient housing, and rebuilds the lives of men overcoming addictions through job training/mentoring.
Impact America – South Carolina
1901 6th Avenue North, Suite 2400, Birmingham, AL 35203
Sarah Louise Smith, President

MISSION: To engage students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities we serve. Impact America – South Carolina provides an opportunity to make an impact through two distinct initiatives that promote change while cultivating leadership: FocusFirst, a high-tech vision care initiative; and SaveFirst, a high-quality tax preparation initiative for low-income, working families.
Institute For Child Success
102 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607
Mr. Jamie Moon, President
, ,

MISSION: The Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.
Pawleys Island American Legion Post 197
Glenn Hero, Commander

MISSION: Our priorities are supporting veterans and youth programs. We have sponsored our Boys State participants and academic awards winners for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. They are all exemplary students and rapidly developing leaders.
PO Box 3295, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585
Pee Dee Community Project
1336 Cohen Drive, Hemingway, SC 29554
James Jackson, Director
, ,

MISSION: To improve the quality of life for Pee Dee residents and ensure all students meet at least the basic requirements for their grade level.

324 Trinity Rd, Hemingway, SC 29554
SC Coastal Conservation League
709-B Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Erin Pate, North Coast Director

MISSION: To protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life of our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions.
PO Box 603, Georgetown, SC 29442
SC Community Loan Fund
1535 Hobby St, Ste 209, North Charleston, SC 29405
Anna Lewin, Executive Director

MISSION: To support the development of vibrant, sustainable communities by providing loans, technical assistance, and advocacy for affordable housing, healthy food retail, community facilities, and community businesses.
The Mitney Project
1610 Hawkins St, Howard Center, Georgetown, SC 29440
Sheila Spinks, Interim Executive Director
, ,

MISSION: To provide preeminent, innovative educational and cultural enrichment activities to underprivileged youth of Georgetown and their families; and to nurture and support positive cultural development in their communities to improve their quality of life.
PO Box 349 Georgetown, SC 29442
The Salvation Army
2401 Anthuan Maybank Dr, Georgetown, SC
Captain Tim Scott

MISSION: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
PO Box 2716, Georgetown, SC 29442
The Village Group
1458 Exodus Dr, Georgetown, SC 29440
Ray C. Funnye, Executive Director
, ,

MISSION: To serve as a conduit for the people, working to make positive changes in our community that will improve the quality of life for our residents. We seek to develop and sustain a meaningful partnership with individuals, public agencies, and organizations to promote and achieve youth development, literacy enrichment, recreation enhancements, and community improvements.
PO Box 700, Georgetown, SC 29442
Tri County Regional Development Corp
Carlether Nesmith, Williamsburg County Grants Administrator

MISSION: To study the characteristics and market trends of the region in relation to economic and housing issues in the Waccamaw Region and identify and analyze economic and housing problems, issues, obstacles and opportunities in order to implement strategies that will increase affordable housing and economic opportunities in the region;

843-355-9321 Ext 5201
TWLUM Teens Project
1189 Cohen Drive, Hemingway, SC 29554
Tyron Wilson, President

MISSION: To improve the well-being of at-risk community teens ages 12 to 18 through technology, educational experiences and tours to maximize exposure and broaden their horizons. One of the goals of the program is to ensure that participants start thinking and visualizing future career possibilities and make definitive plans for a post high school vocation.
Waccamaw American Leadership Forum
841 Arezzo Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Sam Cook

MISSION: To bring together established leaders to learn new processes of collaborative leadership with a regional focus.
Waccamaw Center For Mental Health
525 Lafayette Cr., Georgetown, SC 29440
Ethel Bellamy, Executive Director

MISSION: To create a partnership of clients, families, communities and staff to therapeutically assist people with mental disorders.

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket St, Georgetown, SC 29440
Sarah Smith, Executive Director

MISSION: Administers regional programs and fosters inter-governmental cooperation to support the three-county region it serves. That region includes Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties.